1790-19101693 acre grain plantation founded by Michael Holt III (1778-1842). Birthplace of E.M. Holt (1807-1884), a founder of the southern textile industry and developer of "Alamance Plaid" fabrics. Dr. William Rainey Holt (1798-1868), noted "scientific agriculturalist," and N.C. Governor Thomas M. Holt (1831-1896) also born here. Oak Grove Stock Farm established on this site in the 1880s by Lynn Banks Holt (1842-1920). Former slave Caswell Holt (b. 1834) named first black deputy in Reconstruction Alamance County. His brother, Sam Holt (1837-1912), founded nearby Springdale Church and Academy for newly emancipated former slaves.
|Placed By||Alamance County Historical Museum|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 6:37am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 636015 N 3987128|
|Decimal Degrees||36.01916667, -79.49055000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 1.15', W 79° 29.433'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 1' 9.00" N, 79° 29' 25.98" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3358 Kimesville Rd, Burlington NC 27215, US|
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